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Jail for man with two assault rifles hidden in wardrobe
A man who had two powerful assault rifles hidden in his bedroom wardrobe has been jailed for six years.
Mohammed Ismail, 29, of Plowmans Close, in Upper Edmonton, was sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty to possession of possession of prohibited weapons.
Inside the wardrobe in a spare bedroom of his address, officers uncovered a Belgian Fabrique Nationale assailt rifle capable of fully automatic fire and a L1A1 self-loading rifle capable of semi-automatic fire.
The rifles are capable of firing up to a distance of 460m.
Officers believe he may have been storing the weapons for other people, with his home being used as a safe house.
Detective chief inspector Steve Wagstaff, Central Task Force, said: "My officers are constantly seeking to target the upper echelons of organised crime linked to the supply of firearms to gang members within London's Boroughs.
"This is an excellent example of their expertise in supporting the efforts of borough and Trident teams in tackling gang violence.
"The self-loading rifle is an extremely devastating assault rifle and this seizure means that two more live weapons have been taken off the streets of London."
A 23-year-old woman also arrested in connection with the investigation and remains on bail.